Hiplife Guru, Philanthropist and Entrepreneur, Okyeame Kwame will address hundreds of young people at the largest and first ever youth-led climate and environmental summit in Ghana dubbed ‘Power Shift Ghana 2014’.
The 3 day summit of over 500 young people, hosted by the Ghana Youth Environmental Movement (GYEM) with partnership from the Ghana Youth Climate Coalition (GYCC) will be held at the Central Cafeteria of the University of Ghana from July 26 – 28, 2014, under the theme ‘Leadership, Innovation & ACTION’.
The purpose of this mammoth gathering of environmental activists and climate champions across Ghana, according to Michael Nyarko Acheampong, Team Leader for Power Shift Ghana Summit, is to have young people across the country discuss, learn and share innovative solutions to the environmental crisis in Ghana.
He indicated that, “it is time to set and shift priorities from the bottom to the top, at all levels of society, from policies to implementation. To encourage, equip and empower our movement with tools, techniques and technology to shift power and help solve the environmental crisis in Ghana”.
The areas to be covered on the first day of the summit include Climate & Environmental Policy, Sanitation & Waste Management, Green Technology, Renewable Energy & Organizing and Campaigning. Experts and technocrats will answer questions posed by young people, while technologists and innovators will share their experiences.
The second day of Power Shift will see the hosting of a special evening event for change makers dubbed ‘Exponential’, which will put the spotlight on servant leaders and trail blazers in Ghana doing amazing things in their communities.
The summit will then be crowned with a Flash Mob Dance on the Osu Oxford Street on Monday July 28 to make the presence of the youth environmental movement felt to the outside world. Other notable speakers for Power Shift Ghana 2014 include media mogul, and ace tv and radio personality Jay Foley, extraordinary poet and performer Nana Asaase, and actor and vegetarian activist Zimran Clottey (Great Aluta) of the Edenic Youth Organization (EYO).
You can find more of Power Shift Ghana 2014 from >>www.gyemgh.wordpress.com>> and >> http://www.facebook.com/powershiftgh >> or contact:
The Campaigns Team
Ghana Youth Environmental Movement